SL Dharme Gowda, Karnataka Legislative Council Dy Chairman, dies by suicide; body found on railway track

Dharme Gowda's body was found on a railway track near Chickmagalur, his home town in the hills of central Karnataka

FP Staff December 29, 2020 07:56:47 IST
SL Dharme Gowda, Karnataka Legislative Council Dy Chairman, dies by suicide; body found on railway track

File image of SL Dharme Gowda, former Deputy Chairman of the Karnataka Legislative Council. News18

Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Chairman SL Dharme Gowda allegedly died by suicide on the intervening night between Monday and Tuesday, media reports said. He was 64 years old.

The body of the Janata Dal (Secular) legislator was found on a railway track near Chickmagalur, his home town in the hills of central Karnataka.

News18 quoted sources as saying his body was found at around 2 am. The case is being probed for more details, they said.

Gowda was in the news recently after the main opposition Congress members manhandled him in the Upper House for trying to chair the session illegally.

He was dragged from the chair (the seat of the Chairman) by some Congress members, who alleged that he was seeking to unconstitutionally unseat the Upper House Chairman Pratap Chandra Shetty, who is from the Congress.

The BJP has moved a no-confidence motion against the the Chairman and the voting on the no confidence motion is yet to take place in the Legislative Council.

A collection of working suicide prevention helpline numbers is available here. Please reach out if you or anyone you know is in need of support. The All-India helpline number is: 022 2754 6669​

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Union minister Shripad Naik injured, his wife Vijaya and aide Deepak killed in Karnataka road accident
India

Union minister Shripad Naik injured, his wife Vijaya and aide Deepak killed in Karnataka road accident

A police officer said prime facie it appears to be the case of the driver losing control of the car. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa expressed shock over the accident and condoled the demise of Naik's wife.

Aditya Alva, accused in Sandalwood drug case, arrested by Bengaluru Police
Entertainment

Aditya Alva, accused in Sandalwood drug case, arrested by Bengaluru Police

Aditya Alva has been absconding since September 2020 after he was named an accused in the drug case involving Kannada film actors, producers and party organisers

Karnataka allows shops, commercial establishments employing 10 or more people to remain open 24x7
India

Karnataka allows shops, commercial establishments employing 10 or more people to remain open 24x7

As per the official notification, an employer, however shall be required to appoint additional staff in order to allow every employee to avail one day holiday in a week on a rotation basis